Volunteer Opportunities

Surry Hills Festival 2012

Event Dates: 27th October 2012

Location: St Alfreds Park, Sydney

For 2012 Surry Hills Festival will return to its home at Prince Alfred Park on 27th October.

The Surry Hills Festival is produced by the Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre as a major fundraiser for the Centre’s community services. The Festival is more than a showcase of creative talent; it’s about raising much needed funds that go back into helping provide support for marginalised people of Surry Hills.”


A large part of the success of the annual Surry Hills Festival lies with the passionate enthusiastic volunteers who give so generously of their time in the six months leading up to the Festival and on Festival Day. Approximately 150 volunteers contribute their time, skills and expertise to the Festival each year.

Volunteers get to experience a great team spirit, and the reward of knowing that their investment has been part of raising awareness and financial support for the community service of the Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre.

Volunteer Benefits

  • Lunch packs
  • Event T-shirt
  • Feeling of contribution and satisfaction
  • Volunteer & Crew After-Party!

Volunteer Briefing
The Volunteer briefing will be held on 18th October and you can choose between 2 available times.
Please register for your briefing session on the right hand side

Volunteer Roles

Green Team
A new role for this year’s festival involving patrons in sustainability! Your role will involve being part of a team that will be educating patrons on sustainable practices, keeping the site clean and promoting the comprehensive waste management plan.

Donations Collection
Your role will involve welcoming the festival goers and collecting donations as patrons enter the festival. You will be promoting the fundraising for the Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre. You will need a big smile!

Survey Team
Your role will involve distributing and collecting surveys among the patrons. You will need to be friendly and engaging. Your role is essential for providing feedback from the attendees.

Post Festival Marketing
Your role will involve coming to The Festival Company office and entering the data collected by the Survey Team.

Booking Assistant – Healing Hevan
Your role will involve on the day booking of appointments within the Healing Haven. You will need to know about healing methods, have good communication skills and cash handling experience.

You will help during the setup of Surry Hills Festival. You will be directing traffic in and out of the site.

Decor Installer
Your role will involve helping with setting up the decorations for Surry Hills Festival.

Arts Precinct Setup and Runner
Your role will involve helping with the setup of the arts precinct and helping the arts management team in the running of the precinct.

Dog Show Assistant

Information Booth
Your role will involve interacting with patrons, answering questions about the festival. This customer service role will require out going and approachable people, with strong English.

Kids Team
Your role will involve helping with setting up and running the kids area at the festival. Experience with working with children is preferable.

Bump Out
Your role will involve helping with the packdown of decor around the venue.